Offbeat Reviews




cgarvieuk
3.3
Offbeat Bohemian Antipodean Pale
4.3 cask at the Paisley beer festival 2017... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Light sulphur.. Dry fruits...long dry fruit
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stuu666
3.1
Offbeat Bohemian Antipodean Pale
Cask at praf 2017. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, toffee, yeasty, taste is dry, bitter, toffee.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.7
Offbeat Delisherous
Manchester Beer Festival 2017. Dark copper-brown, tot overly strong, but not very stated either.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

ManVsBeer
2.7
Offbeat Unconventional Lime Pepper Saison
Manchester Beer Festival 2017. Golden-blonde. No real lime or peer found in this festival served ale, but it has a sourness that lingers.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

planky84
3.5
Offbeat Delisherous
Cask at the 2017 Manchester Beer Festival. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, caramel and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, dark malt and dark fruit flavour. Nice.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

mike_77
2.6
Offbeat Unconventional Lime Pepper Saison
Golden colour with thin head. Aroma and flavour a grassy note which is not nice.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

undercurrent25
3.4
Offbeat Unconventional Lime Pepper Saison
Pours a pale blonde colour. Taste is dry and fruity with some hoppiness. Overall good
Thursday, January 19, 2017

madmitch76
2.8
Offbeat Odd Ball Red (4.2%)
14th November 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Fergus. Light haze on this amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, reasonable fine carbonation. Airy malt, mildly tangy. Floralness that develops bitterness. Little citric peel. Some malty creamy sweetness emerges before a floral dry finish. Passable.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The_Osprey
2.7
Offbeat Odd Ball Red (4.2%)
November 2016 - Bottle share at Canary Wharf. Thanks Fergus! As ’Offbeat Odd Ball Red’, 4.2%. Amber orange, translucent, foamy dense tan head. Aroma is bready sugars, toffee. Body is light, tingly carbonation. Taste is watery, sugars, red apple, lightly floral. Quite a thin and basic beer. (2.7)
Sunday, December 11, 2016

teorn88
3.1
Offbeat Odd Ball Red (4.2%)
33cl bottle shared in CW. It pours a clean amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet fruity with light notes of iron and rubber, caramel sweetness. Taste is also medium sweet and lightly savoury with more notes of plastic, caramel, biscuit and stone fruit. Medium bodied with ok carbonation.Overall, meh
Monday, November 21, 2016

Theydon_Bois
2.6
Offbeat Odd Ball Red (4.2%)
Bottle at Level 42, thanks to Fergoose, 14/11/16. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white head. Nose is grains, bready, vanilla, corn, pale malts. Taste comprises earthy fruits, spice, grains, straw, damp cloth. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, semi drying close. Not great.
Monday, November 14, 2016

Leighton
3
Offbeat Odd Ball Red (4.2%)
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Fergus. Pours clear copper-gold with a dense, creamy off-white head. Light floral hops in the nose, some citrus peel, perfume. Light sweet flavour with more floral notes, dry and lightly toasted pale malts, lemon zest, light leafy bitterness. Light bodied with massaging carbonation. Pretty basic in the finish, with more perfume notes, flower petals, leaves, citrus peel. Quite simple overall.
Monday, November 14, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.4
Offbeat Odd Ball Red (4.2%)
Bottle shared on Level 42 14/11/2016. From me. A reddy amber coloured pour with a little hazed and frothy beige head. Aroma is jammy red berries, nutty malts, little toffee, orange. Flavour is composed of nutty malts, biscuit, jammy berries, woodland fruit, nutty. Mellow English yeast esters. Palate is frothy carbonation, dry finish. Not bad.
Monday, November 14, 2016

Scopey
2.6
Offbeat Odd Ball Red (4.2%)
Bottle thanks to Fergoos at level 42. It pours clear copper with a Haick off - white head. The aroma is bread, little bit sweaty, cereal, grain and a bit of toffee. The taste is dry, weak bitterness, soda water, wood, leather, citrus rinse, straw and cereal with a dry finish. Light body and high, foamy carbonation. Pretty wishy washy.
Monday, November 14, 2016

madmitch76
2.3
Offbeat Lemon Squash
11th August 2016
GBBF Day 3. Cask. Light haze on this pale gold beer, a few white bubbles. Light palate, semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Mild lemon bitterness. Light floral mid. Some farmyard. Light dry finish. Wishy washy and a little wonky.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

cgarvieuk
3.2
Offbeat Lemon Squash
cask at gbbf 2016 ... golden amber ... thin white ;acing ... soft sweet flloral fruit nose ... soft lemon .. soft fruit ... ligth soft fruit
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Grumbo
2.3
Offbeat Lemon Squash
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2016. Poured a hazy straw colour with an average sized white head. Has a bitter lemon aroma, some hop evident but not especially nice. Light sweetness, heavier bitterness, slightly sour. Body light and texture thin. One of our festival low points.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

harrisoni
3
Offbeat Lemon Squash
Cask handpull at GBBF 2016. Hazy pale gold lasting white head. some harsh lemon juice some mineral sulphur not great.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beerhunter111
2.3
Offbeat Lemon Squash
Gbbf. Fast klare goldene Farbe. Geruch nach hellem malz, wässrig, leicht nussig. Geschmack mild zitronig, wässrig, trocken, uninteressant.
Friday, August 26, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.2
Offbeat Lemon Squash
Cask at GBBF day 3 11/08/2016. A translucent yellow straw coloured pour with a a lasting fine white head. Aroma is earthy farmyard, little smoke, farmyard. Rough grains. Flavour is composed of farmyard straw, lemon rind, straw, rough earthy grains. Palate is grainy, moderate carbonation, rough round the edge. Decent.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Benzai
2.7
Offbeat Lemon Squash
Sampled @ GBBF day 1. Slightly hazy yellow golden color, small to average sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, indeed some lemon, citrus, citrussy hoppy but only lightly. Moderate bitter finish. Ok beer.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Alusmamuts
1.7
Offbeat Kooky Gold
Golden hazy with small white head and pieces of yeast in it. Slightly sour aroma. Watery brew with some bitterness and citric notes.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.9
Offbeat Whimsical Waimea NZ Pale
Stockport Beer Festival 2016. Golden coloured ale. Light enough to be sessionable, although there’s a fair hoppy-fruitiness here that may get overbearing after a while.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Garrold
2.8
Offbeat Oddity No.9 Kaffir Leaf Sour
Tap. Barrow Hill jamboree. Murky yellow. No head. Nose has earthy stone fruit. Some lime. Lactic tang. Taste is light, tangy and dry. Soggy mouthfeel. Tangy, dry finish.
Friday, June 3, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.6
Offbeat Oddity No.9 Kaffir Leaf Sour
Cask at the Rail Ale Festival Chesterfield, 2016. Poured a hazy straw colour with little life. The aroma is acid sour. The flavour is moderate sour with a big fruity citrus acid yeasty palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.4
Offbeat Oddity No.9 Kaffir Leaf Sour
Keg at Chesterfield Rail Ale Jolly with RB crew; hazy amber pour, zero head, aroma has sharp lime and some light funk also some apricot, taste has zesty lime, coconut, low carbonation.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.4
Offbeat Oddity No.9 Kaffir Leaf Sour
Keg at Rail Ale 2016, 20/05/16. Lightly hazed golden orange with a decent off white cap. Nose is lime jus, citric tinged straw, light sweat, funky. Taste comprises floral notes, zesty limes, lemon rind, damp hay, balsa wood. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a gentle puckering rasp. Decent simple sour.
Monday, May 23, 2016

MarcinG
2.8
Offbeat Out Of The Ordinary
Butelka 500ml. Ciemne prawie czarne. Piana dosc obfita palona lekko kremowa. Aromat delikatnej czekolady i karmelu kawy i blizej niezidentyfikowanego chemicznego gowna ktore wali kuweta. W smaku mialybyc cuda wianki...a tu pusto cieko i wodniscie. Trudno sie o cos zaczepic w smaku gdyz wszystko jest strasznie umiarkowane...jak i cale piwo. Przypomina mi bardzo Guinnessa Dablin Portera nie wiem dlaczego...no i farfocle na dnie...moze przy dubblach i tripplach ale w tym stoucie przeszkadzaja i szpeca Dostateczny....siadaj

MarcinG

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.7
Offbeat Out Of The Ordinary
Bottle from Ship In A Bottle. Appearance - Nose - dark chocolate, Stuu is getting wood and dung. Oh dear. Maybe some caramel. Taste - liquorice and cinnamon. Dark chocolate. Palate - more of the same. Some smoke. Overall - nice stout.
Friday, May 6, 2016

Stuu666
3.1
Offbeat Out Of The Ordinary
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is wood, dung, chocolate, cinnamon, liquorice, kinda rootbeer ish, taste is dry, roasted, chocolate.
Friday, May 6, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.4
Offbeat Out Of The Ordinary
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of cola, wood, earthy. Taste is herbal, liquorice, cinnamon. Boozy, nutty finish.
Friday, May 6, 2016

madmitch76
3.4
Offbeat Oddity No.9 Kaffir Leaf Sour
20th March 2016
Hazy gold beer, tidy off white head. Palate is airy, mildly dry and has decent fine carbonation. Modest sourness. Mellow lemon and lime. Dry seltzer. Nice floral lime finish. A little thin but nicely flavoured.

Monday, May 2, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.5
Offbeat Oddity No.2 Berliner Weisse
Bottle from Drink? Hebden Bridge. Hazed pale golden with sediment and a small carbonation. There’ was not a lot to suggest Berliner Weiss for me, more like wine in fact. There’s an initial sweetness followed by a long dry sourness and lots of lemon tartiness.
Sunday, May 1, 2016

madmitch76
3
Offbeat Oddity No.3 Herby Saison
20th March 2016
Almost clear gold beer, tidy off white head. Palate is light, fairly dry and has modest fine carbonation. Smooth light malt base, a touch of sweetness. Fair bit of herb here - duh! Floral herb, bitter herb, slightly minty - lemon herb. Finishes light with more bitter herb. An interesting beer but I couldn’t drink a lot of this.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

allmyvinyl
3.2
Offbeat Out Of Step IPA
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aromas of citrus, sherbet, dank. Taste is bitter, dank, woody. Bitter finish.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

AshtonMcCobb
3.4
Offbeat Out Of Step IPA
Bottle from Ship In A Bottle, West Kirby. Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head. Slight haze. Nose - dank cellar, boiled vegetables. Taste - apricot and orange. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry balanced finish. Overall - poor nose but it got a lot better after that.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Rune
3.2
Offbeat Off The Rails
Cask at Flower Pot, half shared with Finn. Bubbly tan-coloured head. Pitch black body. Smell of liquorice and chocolate. Similar taste of dark chocolate and liquorice. Roasted bitter endnotes. Decent a bit thin on the swallow though (Derby 18.02,2016).
Saturday, March 12, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.3
Offbeat Bohemian Antipodean Pale
Cask gravity at the London drinker fest 2016. Light hazed golden orange coloured pour with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is grassy citrus, hay, biscuit, hints of caramel, apple. Flavour is composed of dry powdery grains, straw, bitter lemon, tangy finish. Palate is dry and pithy, grain tannin, moderate cask condition. Very drying finish. Aggressive harsh bitterness is somewhat our of balance.
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Finn
2.8
Offbeat Off The Rails
Fra fat på Flower Pot i Derby 18 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Svart. Skum langs glasset. God aroma av røstet malt med innslag av sjokolade. Smaken litt kaffe og sjokolade. Tørr ettersmak.
Thursday, March 3, 2016

madmitch76
3.3
Offbeat Oddity No.7 New Zealand Hopsplosion
20th February 2015
Lightly hazy gold beer, big pale cream colour head. Palate us light and finely crisp. Thin malts, touch of lacto sweetness and a bare whisper of sweetish floral things. Back end is mildly bitter grapefruit. Light semi dry finish. Modest bitter linger. More of a hop pop than an explosion!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

minutemat
3.4
Offbeat Oddity No.7 New Zealand Hopsplosion
500ml bottle. Pours hazy light amber with frothy white head. Aroma is light tropical juice and lemon. Taste is bright tropical fruit, citrus, lemon with a bright bitter edge. Nice.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

cgarvieuk
3.4
Offbeat Off The Rails
Cask at the hanging bat... Soft sweet fruits..... Soft sweet toffee malts... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Juicy fruits
Monday, February 8, 2016

madmitch76
3.4
Offbeat Outlandish Pale
26th January 2015
Light haze on this gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, fairly dry and has a good minerally crispness. Thin malts, a modicum of sweetness. Light touches of citric pith and orange peel. Very mild bitterness. Light crispy finish. Clean and crisp but some more hops required!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

minutemat
3.9
Offbeat / Titanic Stoatcake Stout
500ml bottle from Beer Heroes. Pours dark with creamy beige head. Aroma is fruit cake & sweet boozy berries. Taste is wholesome grains, cake, syrupy alcohol, hedgerow berries & sherry. Flavoursome, smooth stout for the strength.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

RichTheVillan
3.5
Offbeat / Titanic Stoatcake Stout
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has light coffee with some chocolate, taste has sweet chocolate, dark roast, tart berries.
Sunday, December 27, 2015

RichTheVillan
3.5
Offbeat Oddity No.8 Raspberry Saison
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden yellow pour with a big frothy white head, aroma has lemon, light fruits and some yeast action, taste some tart raspberry, backed up with citrus, powdery yeast, a hint of clove.
Sunday, December 27, 2015

RichTheVillan
3.2
Offbeat Crazy Christmas (2014)
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear dark chestnut brown pour with a frothy light tan head, aroma has a hint spice, light coffee and some dark fruits, taste has dried dark berries, roast malt, a hint of fortified wine, slight nutmeg.
Saturday, December 26, 2015

jmgreenuk
3.3
Offbeat / Otherton Strange Star
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a slightly hazy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malt, tropical fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a smooth, fruity, light spice, light medicinal hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

RichTheVillan
3.2
Offbeat Hoptmystic
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden amber pour with a bubbly off white head, aroma has lemon, taste has lemon, biscuity malts, fresh hops, some floral action, bitter finish.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Towey1989
2.7
Offbeat Outlandish Pale
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon, subtle grapefruit, some pale malts and subtle floral hops. Taste is the same of lemon, subtle grapefruit, some pale malts and subtle floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, floral hop bitterness in the finish. It’s a bland, samey pale. Below average.
Monday, November 23, 2015